Drew Altman of the Foundation Foundation Foundation on Central Decisions

Drew Altman of the Foundation Foundation Foundation on Central Decisions


The results of the poll last week revived international health advice. What's left now is to find out what it means. Drew AltmanPresident and CEO of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation examines the implementation of human rights policies and health over the past several decades. He spoke to the Modern Health Care Director, Matthew Weinstock, after a post-election campaign on how health reform could change in 2019.

MH: In a search that leads to the middle of the middle, you say while voters are watching over their health as the biggest concern, since it's the most populous when people choose.

Altman: Health control was before the election, and now we know after the election, completely subject. This does not mean that it is the main reason to vote. This is usually the case (President Donald) Trump, but also how people feel about their own candidates, or in the state, sometimes Medicaid medicine, or other reasons why right.

Everyone looks at these elections, which highlight important issues, and they expect the elections to affect the issue. Elections are almost about the issue.

For the Republican Republic, before the election or in the election, it is not important; Immigration is. Healthcare is an important way to move Democrats, and some opponents, but not all; Republicans.

MH: These elections are a big night, to improve Medicaid. What effect do you expect to have more options?

Altman: He continued to promote Medicaid with a referendum in three states and perhaps, even more importantly, the governorship elections in Kansas and Maine.

In addition, Medicaid's medicine is not due to the defeat of Andrew Gillum in Florida and Stacey Abrams,

near to them in Georgia. Florida's special people are politically important, as the two parties want each election.

There is more than the experience of Medicaid in this. As these states are expanding, and as successful investors in Medicaid, you have red and clean states with a stake in Medicaid. So he is changing the politics of Medicaid completely and makes it harder, if not, for the next committee to go to the Federal Medicine Diseases that has been given to him as # 39; in original, or in any way.

Not only is it a matter of viewing it in terms of coverage and most people are getting a picture. Also, you have to look at how it does or will not affect political politics of Medicaid.

MH: What are some swing changes that mean Medicaid's work with tears?

Altman: Requirements are … a great civil war between the left and right on the horizon and the impact on the population. Requirements will affect anything from election and democracy in the council. And this will be in every region, but it will probably be in health, and most will focus on the Health Care and Medicaid Care Act.

This will include job requirements and how they work, most people are losing coverage, and whether they comply with the purpose of the application, and the laws that apply to 1115.

Both democratic and republican governments have used to resolve any of the concepts that they believe in, moving beyond the limitations of elimination.

There are debates about the needs and expenses of any Medicaid medicine, but it is not a bad thing if we have a new discussion about what is wrong and what is not appropriate through the leadership, which should be determining it in research and demonstration reasons and they are not. So the power of care will be an important element of information.

MH: What do you think we can expect about the Medicare?

Altman: There are two things happening. One of the Democrats of the House, and the second is the departure from (Speaker of Parliament) Paul Ryan, who is the champion of support support. Combining these two things means that Medicare's major repair, especially support support, has died now.

It's really possible to go or if I have any questions. But the second election presidential election, and the Republicans would like to put something on the table that would make the Medicare Democrats a problem.

We can have a great debate about the health status of voters, but we know that Medicare is. This causes me to believe that there is no major event in Medicare. There are some times in Medicare's, and often they make different payments, or they become technically, decreased in the amount of paid value. But no one of them has ever been able to cause serious political problems.

There will be an effort in the House-a great effort-to bring the Democrat with some other healthy health systems. But this will not work with the presidential candidates. All presidential candidates will be proud of the ways they expect they will call on the democratic process that will give them the best opportunity to win the election.

So they will be as good as they are, some say "Medicare to everyone," others as an option, some building on ACA, some may emphasize some things like drug prices. Medicare will be in the middle of all this.